With the District's 2014 operating set to expire on December 31, The Board of Education placed a five-year, 6.68 mil renewal operating levy on the November ballot. The renewal operating levy would simply replace the 2014 levy that expires at the end of 2019. IT IS NOT A TAX INCREASE! Passage of the renewal levy allows the District to continue to collect the same millage rate that is currently in effect to maintain current operations.
What is on the Tuesday, November 5 ballot for Groveport Madison Local Schools?
A renewal of a 6.68 mill operating levy, first passed in 2014. It is not a tax increase. Voters can find it as Issue 7 on their ballot.
If approved by voters, how long will the renewal levy last?
The renewal request is for five years and will continue to generate $5.6 million annually for the five-year term.
How much will my taxes increase?
Not at all. Issue 7 will not increase taxes, it simply renews the 2014 operating levy, providing the same level of funding the District has received since 2014.
What will the renewal levy fund?
The renewal levy would continue to help fund the day-to-day operations of our schools, such as staffing, technology, utilities, supplies, safety and security, etc.
What happens if it passes?
Your taxes won’t increase, but the District can maintain current operations, including current staffing levels, programs, activities and other opportunities for our students.
What happens if it fails?
The District loses $2.8 million in 2020 and $5.6 million each year after that. The District would be unable to continue operations as it is today. Budget reductions would have to be made that would impact current programs and opportunities we provide to students.